The History Of Virtual Reality

1. The first stage (before 1963) is the stage with virtual reality thought

In 1929, Edward link designed a simulator for training pilots;

In 1956, Morton Heiling developed the multi-channel simulation experience system sensorama


2. The second stage (1963-1972) the embryonic stage of virtual reality

In 1965, Ivan Sutherland published his paper "ultimate display";

Ivan Sutherland developed HMD with tracker in 1968, and Nolan Bushell developed the first interactive video game pong in 1972.


3. The third stage (1973-1989) the emergence of the concept of virtual reality and the preliminary formation of the theory

In 1977, Dan Sandin and others developed sayreglove, a data glove;

In 1984, NASA Ames Research Center developed the visual display of virtual environment for Mars exploration; in In 1984, Jaron Lanier of VPL company first proposed the concept of "virtual reality";

In 1987, Jim Humphries designed the first prototype of a binocular omnidirectional monitor (boom)


4. The fourth stage (from 1990 to now) the further improvement and application stage of virtual reality theory

In 1990, VR technology was proposed, including three-dimensional graphics generation technology, multi-sensor interaction technology and high-resolution display technology; VPL company developed the first set of sensing gloves "datagloves", the first set of HMD "eyephoncs";

Since the 21st century, with the rapid development of VR technology, the software development system has been continuously improved, such as MultiGen Vega, open scene graph, Virtools, etc